adjective, ters·er, ters·est.
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Biden “is a very decent guy, is capable and bright [and] qualified,” Panetta said tersely.Panetta Criticizes Obama’s Syrian ‘Red Line’ Screw-Up, and Other Failures of Leadership|Lloyd Grove|October 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“James is very generous with his comments,” Thurmond later tersely responded.James Brown, Friend of Strom Thurmond and Mentor to Al Sharpton|Asawin Suebsaeng|July 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We have a daughter,” she told him tersely, “and she is hungry.
"I need to speak to my aunt," I said tersely, not wanting to speak to Zardari.
And up there—alone amidst the clouds—Guy Oscard was, as he himself tersely put it, "sticking to it."With Edged Tools|Henry Seton Merriman
Then, as the sacred chronicler tersely and with Homeric brevity tells us, the shepherd "slew both the lion and the bear."
The charges, as worded by Nelson, were two in number, tersely and clearly stated.The Life of Nelson, Vol. I (of 2)|A. T. (Alfred Thayer) Mahan
They were convincing, informing; tersely—even eloquently—descriptive, with a vein of humor adapted to their audience.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete|Albert Bigelow Paine
Upon one an inscription was placed which tersely expressed the true state of the case: "Pontifex Colinii necem probat."History of the Rise of the Huguenots|Henry Baird